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The Sound of One Hand Clapping

The Sound of One Hand Clapping

Jonathan Valin articulates that there are three types of audiophiles: 1) those who are...

AXPONA 2015 Coverage

AXPONA 2015 Coverage

My overall impression of the show was excellent. AXPONA has made tremendous progress in...

DALI Rubicon 6 Loudspeaker Review

DALI Rubicon 6 Loudspeaker Review

Introduction I first ran across DALI loudspeakers at RMAF 2010, and was so impressed...

Exogal Audio Comet DAC Review

Exogal Audio Comet DAC Review

Introduction You can’t swing a dead cat at an audio show without hitting a...

Aluminous Audio Loudspeaker System Review

Aluminous Audio Loudspeaker System Review

In 2001, Krell introduced the LAT-1, a monitor loudspeaker in an all aluminum enclosure....

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O2A Quintessence SUBLIM Speaker Cables

April 28, 2016
O2A Quintessence SUBLIM Speaker Cables

Dominic Marsh has posted a review of the O2A Quintessence SUBLIM speaker cables (€1760) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “Neutrality is the keyword here and the entire frequency spectrum is in correct balance from top to bottom, so it isn’t a cable designed to impress with its attention grabbing fireworks. It is all too...
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PS Audio NuWave DSD DAC

April 28, 2016
PS Audio NuWave DSD DAC

Jim Austin has posted a review of the PS Audio NuWave DSD DAC ($1299) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Operationally, the NuWave DSD performed without flaw: It swallowed whatever I fed it in whatever format via whatever input, and it output music, without one glitch or pop. I tested all the inputs (except I2S over...
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Schiit Audio Ragnarok Integrated Amplifier

April 28, 2016
Schiit Audio Ragnarok Integrated Amplifier

Herb Reickert has posted a review of the Schiit Audio Ragnarok integrated amplifier ($1699) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “The Ragnarok conveyed the music with a unique and very seductive force that I had never quite experienced before, at any price. It accomplished this with every speaker model I tried, but most conspicuously with KEF’s...
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MoFi Debuts New Turntables and More in Munich

April 28, 2016
MoFi Debuts New Turntables and More in Munich

MoFi™ has produced premium high-quality vinyl, CD, and SACD Original Master Recordings™ since 1977. Now, the independent record label is bringing its legendary sonic pedigree to a series of made-in-the-USA turntables and home audio components. MoFi is designing these products to get listeners as close as possible to hearing the sound of artists’ original...
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Alluxity PRE ONE Preamplifier and Power ONE Amplifier

April 28, 2016
Alluxity PRE ONE Preamplifier and Power ONE Amplifier

Matej Isak has posted a review of the Alluxity PRE ONE preamplifier (€6750) and Power ONE amplifier (€9250) at Mono and Stereo. His conclusions: “Alluxity The PRE ONE and Power ONE amplifier packs the power and control without stepping into the the reserved territory. While Alluxity The PRE ONE acts on its own as...
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Luxman EQ-500 Phono Preamplifier

April 28, 2016
Luxman EQ-500 Phono Preamplifier

Art Dudley has posted a review of the Luxman EQ-500 phono preamplifier ($7490) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “But for everyone else—and especially for the LP enthusiast who uses an analog front end with multiple tonearms and an assortment of cartridges—it’s difficult to imagine another contemporary product offering this combination of flexibility and superior sound....
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HRT Music Streamer III USB DAC

April 28, 2016
HRT Music Streamer III USB DAC

Qishin Tariq has posted a review of the HRT Music Streamer III USB DAC ($200) at audiofi.net. His conclusions: “Simple to use, gets noticeable results, what’s not to love? This makes for a solid entry-level DAC until you’ve upgraded the rest of your system enough to make it worth splashing for a correspondingly pricey...
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Mytek Brooklyn DSD DAC

April 28, 2016
Mytek Brooklyn DSD DAC

Dirk Sommer has posted a review of the Mytek Brooklyn DSD DAC ($1995) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Even if the new, “small” Mytek, due to the improved functionality, has become more expensive than its predecessor, the Brooklyn’s price-sound relationship makes it almost irresistible. And if you are more into excitement, dynamics, and incredibly...
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Paradigm Prestige 2000SW Subwoofer

April 27, 2016
Paradigm Prestige 2000SW Subwoofer

Carlo Lo Raso has posted a review of the Paradigm Prestige 2000SW subwoofer ($3999) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “The Paradigm Prestige 2000SW is a handsome, great sounding and well-made subwoofer package. It delivers plenty of clean powerful bass to satisfy all but the deepest demands of the bottom octaves. Music sounded especially...
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Fostex PM0.5d Active Loudspeaker

April 27, 2016
Fostex PM0.5d Active Loudspeaker

Stuart Smith has posted a review of the Fostex PM0.5d active loudspeakers (£250/pair) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “For the asking price and used as I am using them, they are well made and represent really good value for money. They look good on the desktop and pop them on the end of a...
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Joseph Audio Prism Loudspeaker

April 27, 2016
Joseph Audio Prism Loudspeaker

Steven Stone has posted a review of the Joseph Audio Prism loudspeakers ($3699/pair) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “Put the Prisms in a midsized or smaller room, mate them with decent electronics and a good subwoofer, and they will deliver the musical goods in that natural and articulate way that Joseph Audio loudspeakers...
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EAT C Sharp Turntable and Koetsu Black MC Phono Cartridge

April 27, 2016
EAT C Sharp Turntable and Koetsu Black MC Phono Cartridge

Janine Elliot has posted a review of the EAT C Sharp turntable (£2500) and Koetsu Black MC phono cartridge (£4288) at Hi-Fi Pig. Her conclusions: “At £2500 plus cartridge this turntable/arm will be music to the ears of most that listen, but do consider carefully the best cartridge for your set up. For those...
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Questyle QP1r Digital Audio Player

April 27, 2016
Questyle QP1r Digital Audio Player

Janine Elliot has posted a review of the Questyle QP1r digital audio player (£699) at Hi-Fi Pig. Her conclusions: “For a new comer to this scene this Chinese product is exceptionally good. After my initial disappointment at reliability it became extremely reliable and extremely fun to use. It also has sufficient output to drive...
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Oppo PM-2 Headphones

April 26, 2016
Oppo PM-2 Headphones

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the Oppo PM-2 headphones ($699) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “The Oppo PM-2 is a well-rounded performer that’s suitable for high- resolution audio but subjectively on the warm and flattering side. For such a beautifully crafted, ingeniously designed, and musically versatile product, $699 is not too...
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Audio Consulting Silver Rock Toroidal Phono Amplifier

April 26, 2016
Audio Consulting Silver Rock Toroidal Phono Amplifier

Marshall Nack has posted a review of the Audio Consulting Silver Rock toroidal phono amplifier ($34,975) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “With links to the past in its naturalism and aspects of contemporary in its dynamics and resolution—it bears little resemblance to modern digital. If, like me, you have preconceived notions of battery powered...
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Charisma Audio Reference Two Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

April 26, 2016
Charisma Audio Reference Two Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

Matej Isak has posted a review of the Charisma Audio Reference Two moving coil phono cartridge ($2695) at Mono and Stereo. His conclusions: “For what it represent and how far Bernard Li managed to push his current flagship cartridge final sonic results exemplary shows how dedication and proper design choices can result with the...
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Emotiva Introduces the Fully Integrated BasX Line

April 26, 2016
Emotiva Introduces the Fully Integrated BasX Line

Emotiva Audio Corporation, the company that continually proves high-end audio doesn’t have be high-priced, introduces the BasX line of audio components, including powerful multizone amplifiers and versatile stereo preamp/tuners, engineered to work together to reproduce flawless sound, with the most intuitive operation in audio. “A central part of Emotiva’s mission is been making it...
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DS Audio DS-W1 Optical Phono Cartridge EQ System

April 26, 2016
DS Audio DS-W1 Optical Phono Cartridge EQ System

Dato’ Danon Han has posted a review of the DS Audio DS-W1 optical phono cartridge EQ system ($8500) at Mono and Stereo. His conclusions: “The finished product spoke for itself in build quality and performance, at an asking price of a high end phono cartridge only (without the necessary phono stage). If you are...
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Chord Dave DAC

April 25, 2016
Chord Dave DAC

Frank Iacone has posted a review of the Chord Dave DAC ($13,000) at Headphone.Guru. His conclusions: “When DAVE was here, my listening sessions were more involving and musicality soared. Sadly I had to return it and the loss of DAVE has created a void in my listening room(and life). Rob Watts has hit it...
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Audioengine HD6 Active Loudspeakers

April 25, 2016
Audioengine HD6 Active Loudspeakers

Neil Gader has posted a review of the Audioengine HD6 active loudspeakers ($799) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “I can tell you from personal experience with my nieces and nephews—millennials all—that the HD6 is quite what the audio doctor ordered in their regard. A genuine performer, it’s attractive, flexible, and user-friendly. Indeed, it’s...
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Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 800 Integrated Amplifier

April 25, 2016
Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 800 Integrated Amplifier

Jimmy Hughes has posted a review of the Musical Fidelity Nu-Vista 800 integrated amplifier (£8000) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “The Nu-Vista 800 offers a winning combination of speed, dynamics, bandwidth, headroom, and attack – plus brilliance and warmth. Yet such words only scratch the surface. With this amp, the total effect is greater than...
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Questyle CMA800R Headphone Amplifier

April 25, 2016
Questyle CMA800R Headphone Amplifier

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Questyle CMA800R headphone amplifier (£1599) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: ” think the CMA800R is the headphone amp that grows with you. Good headphones require a great amplifier, and that’s where the Questyle CMA800R comes in. It’s so good, you might start to look at the matching...
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Tannoy Revolution XT 8F Loudspeaker

April 25, 2016
Tannoy Revolution XT 8F Loudspeaker

Steve Dickinson has posted a review of the Tannoy Revolution XT 8F loudspeakers (£1299/pair) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “The XT 8Fs deliver huge dollops of the important stuff when it comes to conveying the essence of one’s music collection. Music flows in a very natural way, and retains a good sense of rhythm, when...
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Simaudio MOON Neo 280D Headphone Amplifier-DAC

April 24, 2016
Simaudio MOON Neo 280D Headphone Amplifier-DAC

Andy Schaub has posted a review of the Simaudio MOON Neo 280D headphone amplifier-DAC ($2200) at Positive Feddback. His conclusions: “I may keep the MD-807T. I may let it go. However, I am very happy with the 280D and cannot imagine my system without it for all the things it does so well. I...
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HiFiMAN Edition X Headphones

April 24, 2016
HiFiMAN Edition X Headphones

Tyll Hertsens has posted a review of the HiFiMAN Edition X headphones ($1799) at InnerFidelity. His conclusions: “But seriously, this is a wonderfully balanced headphone, and if you’ve got a healthy wallet and are looking for a general purpose can for around the home or office that offers a no-fuss, no-muss solid listening experience...
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